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The biostratinomy of Dikelocephalus sclerites: implications for the use of trilobite attitude data.

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Model sclerites of the trilobite Dikelocephalus were qualitatively observed under 2 different hydrodynamic conditions: falling through still water and entrained in flowing water. Most pygidia were found to glide backwards through still water in a convex up attitude, whereas most cranidia glided forwards in a convex down position. Presented data from fossils show just such a pattern of final dispositions. In flowing water both sclerites were found to behave in a similar manner to each other. T...

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10.2307/3514497

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
Palaios
Volume:
2
Issue:
6
Pages:
605-608
Publication date:
1987-01-01
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ISSN:
0883-1351
URN:
uuid:dfe7a1ed-8b56-4539-b8f2-0a63a430aa51
Source identifiers:
82179
Local pid:
pubs:82179
Language:
English

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